Cornwall Council Community Chest 2023-24

The Community Chest gives small grants to not-for-profit groups across Cornwall.

Each Cornwall Councillor has a small grants budget to support projects in their area.

Grants can cover a wide range of activities.

Here are some examples:

  • Helping vulnerable children or adults
  • Helping young people
  • Providing facilities for older people
  • Supporting community facilities
  • Improving a community centre or village hall
  • Local environment projects
  • Helping to address community safety issues
  • Purchasing play and exercise equipment for community use
  • Public events, festivals and exhibitions.

To find out more, please read our guidance.

Guidance for applicantsOur guidance is also available in easy read format.

Easy read guidance

If you would like to apply for a Cornwall Councillor Community Chest grant please contact your local Councillor to discuss your project and possible funding.

Contact your councillor

The closing date for completed applications this year is 23 February 2024.

Details of past grants can be found on the individual Community Area Partnership pages.

Community Area Partnerships

Further support

If you have any queries, please contact

We can also talk to you about the option to promote your project through crowdfunding. 

We do this on the Crowdfund Cornwall website. 

Crowdfund Cornwall

Crowdfunding can help some projects attract wider support and increase their funding. 

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